MAP05: Hand of Doom (The Darkening)


The Darkening maps
This level occupies the map slot MAP05. For other maps which occupy this slot, see Category:MAP05.

MAP05: Hand of Doom is the fifth map of The Darkening. It was designed by Jan Van der Veken and uses the music track " ".

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Map of Hand of Doom
Letters in italics refer to marked spots on the map. Sector numbers in boldface are secrets which count toward the end-of-level tally.


Other points of interest[edit]


  1. On the high ledge where all the imps are, look north through the cage to spot a hanging body. Shoot at the body to open the way to the nukage pit. Down here, press on the pentagram to receive a rocket launcher. (sector 28)
  2. On the same high ledge, carefully inch off the ledge but do not fall off. You will hear a door open, which is on the west wall. Go through the door to collect a soul sphere. (sector 77)
  3. At the southeastern hallway, go all the way to the end and a wall behind you opens revealing a Hell knight (or baron of Hell on Ultra-Violence or higher). Go towards the bars to the north to open them, then head back into the alcove behind the wall to find health bonuses and a teleporter. This takes you to the large nukage pit in the northern part of the map, where you can collect a box of shotgun shells and a super shotgun from the two lifts. (sector 192)
  4. The leftmost teleporter in the southwest part of the map takes you to the northwesternmost room in the map. From the teleporter you came out of, open the wall behind you to get a berserk pack. (sector 250)


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Current records[edit]

The records for the map at the Doomed Speed Demos Archive are:

Style Time Player Date File Notes
UV speed
NM speed
UV max
UV -fast
UV -respawn
UV Tyson
UV pacifist

Miscellaneous demos[edit]

Style Time Player Date File Notes


Player spawns[edit]

This level contains five spawn points:

  1. facing north. (thing 4)
  2. facing north. (thing 5)
  3. facing north. (thing 6)
  4. facing north. (thing 7)
  5. facing north. (thing 8)


Map data[edit]

Things 280
Vertices 1659*
Linedefs 1796
Sidedefs 2436
Sectors 283
* The vertex count without the effect of node building is 1502.


This level contains the following numbers of things per skill level:

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